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by: Carol~ January 21, 2013 10:09 AM PST

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NEWS - January 21, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 1/21/13 10:09 AM

Google Prepares to Leave the Password Behind

Tech juggernaut Google seems to be preparing to move away from passwords, which have long been a weak point of digital security, in favor of dedicated devices. But first it just has to convince the rest of the Internet to go along with their scheme.

According to Wired, next month's edition of the journal IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine will carry a report by Google's VP of security Eric Grosse and engineer Mayank Upadhyay that outline their vision for a world without passwords.

The authors reportedly describe a scenario where a single device is used to seamlessly confirm users' identity. In their experiments, Grosse and Upadhyay used a tiny cryptographic USB card called a YubiKey with a modified version of Google Chrome. However, they hope to take the technology wireless and perhaps integrate with devices users already have—such as mobile phones.

Continued : http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/307160-google-prepares-to-leave-the-password-behind

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